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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:18 PM   #801
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Metro do Porto Map

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Line A [Blue] - Estádio do Dragão --- Sr. de Matosinhos

Line B [Red] - Estádio do Dragão --- Póvoa de Varzim

Line C [Green] - Campanhã --- ISMAI

Line D [Yellow] - Hospital de São João --- Santo Ovídio

Line E [Purple] - Estádio do Dragão --- Aeroporto

Line F [Orange] - Sra. da Hora --- Fânzeres
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:20 PM   #802
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Aditional information for the users that are consulting the thread for the first time!


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2nd phase timetabel; [elaborated at 2008]



- Section Ismai - Trofa (Paradela), green line = beggining construction on the 2nd semester of 2010, conclusion at Dezember of 2011.







Source: http://www.mun-trofa.pt/filecontrol/...inha_metro.pdf

8 Stations »»» 141 M€ »»» 10,7 KM


- Section St. Ovidio - Vila D´este, yellow line and brown = Beggining the construction at 2011, conclusion at 2013.








Source: http://aiacirca.apambiente.pt/Public...ailed&sb=Title

4 Stattions »»» 130 M€ »»» 1,32 Km


- Matosinhos Sul - S. Bento Line, orange line = Beggining construction at 2012, conclusion at the enf of 2014.





Source: http://www.nse.pt/projectos.php?id=42&area=OT&pag=

12 Stations »»» 320 M€ »»» 9,43 KM


- Praia de Matosinhos - Vila D´este Line(section Vasco da Gama - Polo Universitário), brown line = Beggining construction at 2014, conclusion at 2016.




EIA:








Fonte do Cuco Station

Fonte: http://www.nse.pt/projectos.php?id=42&area=OT&pag=

10 Stations »»» 282 M€ »»» 7,94 KM


- Gondomar Line (section Campanha - Valbom - S. Cosme) = Beggining construction at 2016, conclusion at 2018.

RNT:


RNT Alternatives:















Source: http://www.cm-gondomar.pt/PageGen.as...iasReqId=29425




Freixo Station



Fonte: http://www.nse.pt/projectos.php?id=42&area=OT&pag=

6 + 1 Stations »»» 184 M€ »»» 5,67 KM


- Gondomar/Gaia Line (Fac. de Letras - Casa da Música - Campanhã) = Conclusão at 2020.

In Project (3rd. Phase)









Source: http://www.nse.pt/projectos.php?id=42&area=OT&pag=


- Gondomar/Gaia Line (Vila D`Este - Laborim - Fac. de Letras) = Conclusion at 2022.

In Projecto (3rd. Phase)



Source: http://aiacirca.apambiente.pt/Public...ailed&sb=Title


- Boavista Line (in study) & Maia Line (in study)

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Key Indicators (at 2013) »» in portuguese



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Old March 29th, 2014, 10:13 PM   #806
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2 weeks ago I've visited Porto, one of the reasons for this trip was to ride on Metro system Below some shots, I will try to give an accurate description. If I'm wrong - please correct me.

1. Aeroporto station - line E final stop at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. On Google Maps:



2. On board Eurotram Metro train:



3. Driver's cab:



4. Trindade station - the busiest station on the system where all the lines A B C D E F meet. On Google Maps:



5. Trindade - ground level, for lines A B C E F:



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9. Trindade - lower level, line D:



10. Aliados station, line D. City hall in the background - Paços do Concelho do Porto. On Google Maps:



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13. Proíbido atravessar. Perigo de morte - self-explanatory



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16. Front and back of 72 hours valid ticket - Andante Tour 3. Word of advice: you can buy it in Tourist Info at the airport, but they don't take credit or debit cards, cash only... Cash machines are nearby, however.



17. Sao Bento station, line D, below train station with the same name. Google Maps. I liked the simplicty and straight lines of the design:



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21. The tunnel in the background leads to famous bridge...



22. Line D exits here on the upper level of Ponte Dom Luís I. On Google Maps:



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25. Paço Episcopal do Porto in the background:



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27. Porto to the right; Vila Nova de Gaia, or simply Gaia, to the left. All the port wine is made on Gaia's side...:



28. Looking up the river - Ponte do Infante. Opened in 2003, it took all the trafic from upper level from Dom Luís I Bridge:



29. Ponte Dom Luís I at night:

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30. Day and night contrasts:



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36. Jardim do Morro - first station after the bridge, on Gaia side. Line D. On Google Maps:



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45. Final look at Jardim do Morro station:



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48. Joao de Deus station, linia D. On Google Maps:



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51. Santo Ovídio station - final stop of line D. On Google Maps:



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56. Abandoned railway station since 1938 - Estaçao da Boavista. On Google Maps:



57. Casa da Música concert hall in the background:



58. Casa da Música metro station for lines A B C E F located nearby. On Google Maps:



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61. All lines are signposted in every train:



62. On board Flexity Swift metro train, line B:



63. Flexity Swift are more modern than Eurotram, apparently. They are aslo faster, lighter, have more seats and can recover energy during braking. And they are damn ugly:



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65. This is not an ilusion! It is Fonte do Cuco station, where lines B C E separate. On Google Maps:



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Short movie I've made:



I have some more pictures with trams - Elétricos do Porto and Funicular dos Guindais, if you're interested...
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Great video and awesome pictures!

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Big voyage, i hope you like it!!!


What are your opinion about the metro system???
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Old March 30th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #813
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The question remains: did you like to be here?
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Old March 30th, 2014, 04:34 AM   #814
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OK guys, let me answer your questions

I absolutely loved this short ( 5 days ) stay in Porto. On Polish subforum I'm making detailed photo report, slowly but steadily It will include pictures from city itself, as well as train trip on Linha do Douro to Pocinho with the atfernoon break in Pinhao.

What I liked the most about Metro was the simplicity in design. Straight, simple lines, no fireworks, all in human scale. I don't need to ride gold plated trains, it has to be practical. And I think it is in Porto. I was surprised how crowded trains can get - especially in the afternoon at Carolina Michaëlis station when majority of Porto youth boarded the train, from the school nearby

It raises the question - how did you guys survive before Metro was in service??

Frequency on line E - I know why it was decreased, but one train every half an hour is not enough... I was already full when leaving Aeroporto station...

And I'm looking forward to extension of line D to Vila D'Este - my friend lives up there and this will save long walk uphill from Santo Ovídio

Overall: great, clean, neat system. Well marked. Friendly to use. Safe and fast.
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It is a light train, awesome
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It raises the question - how did you guys survive before Metro was in service??
First of all, great report, excellent photos!
I've never realized how symmetric is the junction in Fonte do Cuco, and I waited there thousand times..

Before the metro were in service, the lines B and C already existed, but terminated in Trindade. It was narrow gauge (metric) and operated with diesel multiple units. It's was slow and sometimes unsafe (the worst accident in the history of the Portuguese railways happened between Esposade and Crestins) because of the condition of the tracks in some areas.

Answering your question, it was much more complicated to travel around Porto, and much more time spending. There was more traffic, buses and cars, so more pollution also.

The only problem now is that we cannot expand the system, at least with one more line to cover the west part of the city, because of the financial condition of the country.
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Before the metro were in service, the lines B and C already existed, but terminated in Trindade. It was narrow gauge (metric) and operated with diesel multiple units. It's was slow and sometimes unsafe (the worst accident in the history of the Portuguese railways happened between Esposade and Crestins) because of the condition of the tracks in some areas.
Let me expand (or fix) a little bit on that statement:

Before the metro were in service, there was a railway line in narrow gauge run by CP which started in Trindade and went to Povoa and Guimaraes (Future Line B and C) and was operated with diesel multiple units. It's was slow and sometimes unsafe (the second worst accident in the history of the Portuguese railways happened near Custóias)because of the condition of the tracks in some areas.

The diesel units
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The railway map before and after the metro was introduced.
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Mapa do serviço em 2001:


Mapa do serviço em 2008 (actual):
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Thank you guys for such a detailed response!

It is clear from the maps above which services were taken over by Metro.

Any planes for this abandoned station near Casa da Musica, Estaçao da Boavista? It is quite fascinating that is sits there all shut down for so many years...

I hope it will be OK for Portuguese forumers if I add photo report to Linha do Douro thread...
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Trindade station probably in the late 80s:




About the abandoned station in Boavista, it's completely uncertain.
I've heard rumors about some department store, but it was a long time ago, and today there's no market for it.
Also there were plans to be used for the expansion of Casa da musica station, so that will be the terminus of other line that would connect to Vila D'este via Faculdade de Letras... For now it will remain like that...

And I look forward to see your Douro report
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For anyone curious how the line Trinade - Senhora da Hora looked before it was converted to the Metro here is a video:
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